The Truth About The Princess Switch

It doesn’t seem like the movie but there was a moment so frightening in The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again that it caused me to rethink all of these holiday movies and just in general see the darkness behind these films about the baker with doppelgängers in high places.

I don’t spoil the movie as a whole (that’s for the accent work to do) but I do spoil a blink and you’ll miss it cameo.

I didn’t miss it. Seriously it made me set up and go, “Oh no!”

A Dent in the Armor of His Belief? The Seige

Spoilers for Episode 4 The Siege Below!

Baby Yoda is like my spirit character this episode- I mean this is a child who was swallowed by a sea creature and chased by thousands of little and one giant angry spider and I think the only force energy he’s exerted this season is to get food.

Plus there are macaron looking things in a galaxy far, far away. If they have 3 Musketeers sign me up for a trip.

Anxious People: A Great Read for Busy Times

Anxious People

By: Fredrik Backman

Anxious People is a great holiday read because it’s a pretty fast read number one but honestly the beginning of the book the characters were all kind of unlikable assholes (of varying degree) except the bank robber who I just felt sorry for but than they all really grown on you.

Feels like family and the holidays to me.

Tsarina: The OG Peter and Catherine

Tsarina

By: Ellen Alpstein

I enjoyed the (not really) historical drama The Great earlier this year so when I was offered a chance to read Tsarina as part of a blog tour I was like sign me up! Especially seeing as how the book is about the first Empress Catherine and Peter the Great.

Thanks to the publishers and Netgalley for the e-arc of the book. It didn’t change by opinion of the book in anyway.

Pretending Perfection Exists & Life Isn’t A Mess

Pretending

By: Holly Bourne

I hate men.

So the novel starts. April goes into far greater detail than I will here but suffice it to say I was a little worried at the start of the book. And I was completely unsure what to expect, as I heard of but never read Holly Bourne before this, and maybe I didn’t get what I thought I would.

But I got a good and interesting read.

Lego Palpatine is the Best Palpatine: The Star Wars XMAS Special

Well Lego Emperor Palpatine totally stole the show for me. The Star Wars Holiday special might not have been as out there as the first one (a good thing in my opinion) but it was still a completely amusing hour as Rey goes back in time and the whole timeline collides while Poe tries to plan a party.

I Wish I Had a Reindeer…

Dash and Lily

My feelings for Dash and Lily the show are not unlike what I feel about the two books. A really good, fun beginning but man I wish there was a reindeer that could have run them both over somewhere between 5 and 6 and leave me with happy memories.

*All holiday films, books and shows will be judged on a Grinch Scale which is basically how much my heart grew, or didn’t, for the event in question. And since I wanted a reindeer to run them over we can all see where this is going.

Oh the Places This Could Go: The Heiress

Spoilers for Episode 3: The Heiress

I do this all the time.

Something or someone gets introduced in a show I enjoy (love) and I can’t help launch my imagination down the road of all the places the story could go and with the arrival of Bo-Katan I’ve been running wild with it!

Plus I mean is The Mandalorian teasing the Starbuck/Gus Fring battle I never knew I wanted?